Definition of Cinchona officinalis
1. Noun. Peruvian shrub or small tree having large glossy leaves and cymes of fragrant yellow to green or red flowers; cultivated for its medicinal bark.
Group relationships: Genus Chinchona, Genus Cinchona
Generic synonyms: Chinchona, Cinchona
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cinchona Officinalis
Literary usage of Cinchona officinalis
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1. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1827)
"Linna;us, in the description of his cinchona officinalis, has joined, without knowing it, ... This applies only to the cinchona officinalis of Linnaeus, ..."
2. Leaders in Homœopathic Therapeutics by Eugene Beauharnais Nash (1899)
"cinchona officinalis. This remedy is used by both schools of medicine for conditions of great weakness and debility. The old school, as they always do, ..."
3. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"De Vrij, in 1885, observed in one sample of cinchona officinalis, the exceptionally When prepared from its lead salt it forms an acidulous non-bitter ..."
4. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1867)
"cinchona officinalis, ß. ... from the shaded flowering branch producing a different sort of bark, to be afterwards described. cinchona officinalis, 7- ..."